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Britain's biggest ever 'fatberg' - the size of a bus and weighing 15 tonnes - found in London drain

The congealed mushy deposit, dubbed a 'fatberg' by the authority, is thought to be the largest ever found in Britain

Revealed: UK water companies are polluting rivers and beaches

Water companies are the most persistent polluters of England's rivers and beaches, with “pitiful” fines failing to curb their behaviour, it has been revealed.

Ofwat hires its former star Cathryn Ross to tackle tough times

Ofwat has turned to a star alumna to lead the water regulator, which is facing one of the most testing times in its 24-year history.

Swimmers enjoy the sunshine at an outdoor pool in central London

Keep your clothes on, says Tesco as health warning is raised over heatwave

Met Office issues alert amid longest hot spell for seven years

High shareholder returns has meant that some water companies have been unable to fund clean-water projects

Water companies told to stop siphoning off cash to foreign owners

Former head of Ofwat lambasts privatised firms for paying excessive dividends

Volunteers rescue 80 swans after oil leak in the River Thames

Authorities believe they may never discover the source of the leak, which can damage swan's internal organs

Ben Chu: Wading through Thames' muddy waters

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Severn snubs £5bn bid but City feels fresh offer likely

Severn Trent today rejected a takeover approach worth up to  £5 billion from a consortium of foreign investors, saying it “completely fails to recognise the existing and potential value” of  the FTSE 100 water supplier. However, the City predicted another bid would emerge.

Regent Street to remain closed into Monday after water main bursts

Burst water main causes disruption on one of Britain's busiest shopping streets

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Water hike adds to bills misery

Households in England and Wales will see water bills increase by an average of 3.5 per cent this year, while rates in London, the South-west and South-east soar by more than double the rate of inflation.

Water companies lift hosepipe bans as deluge looks set to continue

The final four water companies with hosepipe bans have announced they are lifting them with immediate effect.

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